What a difference a few years make, especially when it comes to medical and cosmetic procedures. A decade ago, hair loss treatment in Melbourne was quite limited and very expensive. Now there are many choices and it's become far more affordable.
When you Google hair loss treatments the list of results is endless and includes everything from surgery, special shampoos and vitamins to rubbing onion juice or Tabasco on your head!
The fact is, hair loss is very common and can affect both men and women. It can also have a devastating effect on a person's happiness and self-confidence. It has now been shown that hair growth and loss largely comes down to genetics. If you are predisposed to hair loss there's not much you can do to stop it. However, you can treat it.
Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss, is the most common type of hair loss in men, and it can also affect some women. It's a bit of a vicious circle: dihydrotestosterone - or DHT - is the androgen that gives men their male characteristics, including body hair. However, it can be detrimental to head hair growth.
The more DHT you have, the more likely you are to go bald. Therefore many hair loss treatments work by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone to DHT. These include the prescription medications Finasteride and Dutasteride.
Natural DHT blockers are also available including Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Stinging Nettle root and Emu Oil.
There are many more drug-free hair loss treatments now, including the hair growth supplement Viviscal, said to be based on the diet of the Inuits. Another is TRX2, a new treatment that naturally mimics the effects of Minoxidil, a topical hair loss treatment. Biotin - or vitamin B7 - is a great natural choice to boost hair and nail growth, as it improves your keratin levels.
For more extreme cases of hair loss, you might consider Laser Therapy or Hair Transplant Surgery. To find the best solution for you, search Bookwell for hair loss treatment in Melbourne and book your consultation.